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The Sandbar, Beautiful New Home In The Villages Of Crystal Beach

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Villages of Crystal Beach - The Sandbar

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Gorgeous Community Pool, 3 Blocks From Beach

NEW RENTAL, NEW CONSTRUCTION completed in November 2012. Great location in the neighborhood, closest to the beach, steps from the pool. A true gem to find in Destin. The neighborhood is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but convenient to everything! The house is beautifully decorated, a modern, coastal and airy feel with 4 bedrooms. First floor: huge king master with on-suite, cozy chaise lounge and baby friendly with pack-n-play provided in the closet. Queen sleeper sofa in family room. Second floor: 3 bedrooms including king master with on-suite. Queen room with balcony access (shared bath), full bed plus twin bunk beds (shared bath). Loft seating/TV area with balcony access. Laundry closet with brand new, FULL SIZE machines, on second floor. Kitchen has breakfast bar seating for 6 and dining table with seating for at least 6. Huge, SMART TV in family room that all men will love. House is family and baby friendly. Beach towels, toddler/baby toys, booster/highchair, pack-n-play, bocce ball set (to play at beach or sand volleyball court 2 doors down from house) are provided. Gorgeous community pool, the largest community pool in Destin, with zero entry- great for little ones, water falls and a Hot tub. Tiki bar party area and grill. Community has tram service to the beach during peak season (free!) which is convenient if you have kids, coolers, etc. The beach is a 5-10 minute 3 block walk. We are across the street from Destin Commons shopping center for great outdoor shopping, restaurants, movie theater and play area for kids with water spouts. The Villages of Crystal Beach is the perfect location in Destin. Whether you hang out at the pool and beach all day and order delivery, frequent the ice cream trucks or cook in the well stocked kitchen or man the infrared burn free grill, or take a walk to 790 on the gulf for happy hour and dinner, you will be happy you chose the Sandbar! We are within 5 miles of Harbor Walk to the west and the outlets/Sandestin to the east.

In case you get sun burned or have a rainy day, we have several books and games at the house. If you aren't convinced this is the house for you, other amenities incude a cart on wheels if you wish to forgo the tram ride and walk to the beach. A canopy to put up at the beach for some shade. A nice cup of coffee from our Keurig (or make a whole pot if you have lots of coffee drinkers). Your kids can enjoy a wagon ride to the pool and around the neighborhood. There is a church playground a few blocks away open for public use.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Sandy and Darrell Donaldson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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17 October, 2016
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About Sandy and Darrell Donaldson

We are Darrell and Sandy Donaldson and we live in Smyrna, GA. We love to travel but there is no place like the beautiful Emerald Coast! We have 2 small daughters (born in 2011, 2013) and are excited to have a place to take them in the summer and holidays and share with our family and friends! We hope you enjoy The Sandbar as much as we do! Good times, good family, good friends, good memories! That's what its all about. Cheers!

Sandy and Darrell Donaldson purchased this house in 2012

Why Sandy and Darrell Donaldson chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We looked at several areas and options all around the Emerald Coast. We love the quiet and have stayed in 30A but were always looking for more places to shop and dine without having to drive far. The traffic and hustle and bustle near Harborwalk and the condos always seemed too crowded in what we knew of Destin. The Villages of Crystal beach was the answer! We were so lucky to find a neighborhood with that peaceful, 30A feel but so close to so much dining, shopping and fun things to do here in Destin. Once we saw the pool and knew their were lots available for new construction, the rest was history!

What makes this house unique

We love the Smart TV and ordering Netflix, before we had that we loved using Redbox and there are at least 3 super close to our house. We love the beachy decor that isn't in your face pink/teal like so many of the older homes or red/tan traditional that doesn't feel like a beach house. The open kitchen is awesome, being able to talk to everyone and see the TV, so you don't miss any quality time. We get sort of addicted to Yahtzee in the evenings at the Sandbar......


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

The Sandbar, Beautiful New Home In The Villages Of Crystal Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Extremely happy with the home! Great attention to details.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Clean, comfortable, peaceful but fun, lots of details, kitchen fully equipped, good quality beds, TVs for everyone, close to the beach & shopping (we walked everywhere).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and much larger than it appears in the pics. The only thing I didn't love was one of the bedrooms did not have a TV which caused a bit of a problem but I think I misunderstood on the listing so that's my fault. Overall our experience was wonderful and the house worked well for us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great place with all of the necessities

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Sandbar. It was more than enough space for 12 with very nice accommodations. The house even included beach towels, a canopy and plenty of beach toys. The short walk to the beach was easy and the pool was really nice. The house is furnished with everthing you will need for a week's stay at the beach. We can't wait to go back!

Brian Elliott

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. We brought a 1 year old and appreciated having everything in the house we needed for her care. It is larger than it appears. The pool was beautiful and the beach was awesome! I would recommend this property to anyone with a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for Families with Little Ones

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Stayed with two other families. There was a total of 6 adults and 4 kids (8, 7, 5, and 1). We didn't feel cramped at all. The included high chair, pack and play, wagon and swim floats were a lifesaver for our 1 year old. We didn't have to lug the pack and play or his booster seat down to Florida. The house was within 10 minutes of the beach and within 2 minutes of the pool. We didn't want to carry our little one down to the beach so the trolley was a huge help. Just give them a call and they would pick you up in front of the house and drop you off across the street from the beach. They would also pick you up again at the beach. The wagon also made carrying things to the beach easier and provided rides for the kids. Lots and lots of beach and water toys. Overall a wonderful house and a great place to stay with friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty roomy for 12 people, great subdivision, lots of bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

Pluses...newer subdivision about 15 minutes from the boardwalk with huge pool with a zero entry for little ones but most of the pool is 3-5 feet so we had life jackets for the 5-6 year olds. The kitchen is roomer than the pictures seem, main master bedroom downstairs with second master with king bed upstairs. 3 and 1/2 baths are a great plus. Well equipped and furnished and easy to keep clean. Area is quiet due to being a block and a half from the pool which we preferred. It is one of the closest homes in the subdivision to the beach, about 3 blocks. There is parking across the street for about 12 cars and if you need it, get it right away because they fill up quickly. From a bedroom and the loft you can access a nice balcony that gets afternoon shade and evening breeze. We just loved sitting out there. Not being in the sun is a huge plus. The security guard helped up get ready to use the pool grill for our group and it worked excellent. (notified him the day before). We also used the owners grill. The owners are friendly and very delightful to deal with. Walmart was less than 10 minutes away and we were there daily. The condo is really spacious with generous bedrooms.

Minuses...housekeeping seemed a little under par as one bed had no fitted sheet and it had a hole. Floors looked clean but the first day we picked up enough soil on our socks to wonder if they did a thorough job on the floor. They did respond with new sheets. There is no TV in the double/bunk bed room. A wall TV would be a nice plus. Overall we would definitely go back. 8 adults and 3 kids (5,6,13 ) had a great time. I know the owners will address any concerns as the house is spic and span otherwise.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villages of Crystal Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Memorial Day
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £164 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villages of Crystal Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , First floor master onsuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , first floor powder room off main living area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor king bedroom onsuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor shared bathroom for Queen and full/bunk room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , pack-n-play in closet, on-suite with bath and shower, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor with on-suite shower only, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, balcony access, TV, shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2nd floor, shared bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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